Helena Montana History

For nearly a century, my hometown of Helena, Montana, has celebrated the end of the school year, the closure of schools and a parade in honor of one of Montana's oldest and most popular colleges.

Many people do not even know that Montana's capital, Helena, is its capital and that few cities are as famous for their history as they are. Helena has been a treasured place in Montana since its flourishing beginnings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, as the capital of the state of Montana, we have a number of well-preserved historical and tourist attractions. In addition to preserving Montana's history, the museum offers many courses, conferences and workshops.

Carroll was founded in 1909 by the Catholic Diocese of Helena in Helena, Montana, and provides an excellent, affordable education that aggressively positions students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We offer transfer, career and technical education to more than 1,600 students through our four, four and five-year day schools and universities.

Dr. Swartout is currently the Honorary Korean Consul in Montana and teaches American and East Asian history at Carroll College. Bannack was founded just a few years earlier, in 1862, and was the first U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and a member of the board of directors of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. In 1870 Henry D. Washburn, who had been appointed surveyor for Montana in 1869, organized the "Washburn - Langford - Doane Expedition" to Helena to explore the region that would later become Yellowstone National Park. It was called Mount Wash Burnnen Park and is located at the foot of Mount Rainier, the highest peak in the park, at an altitude of 442 meters. In 1868, he organized The Wash Burnen Expedition, an expedition by a surveyor to Helena, Montana's capital, to explore the area around the Yellowstone River and its tributaries, a region of what would become Yellowstone National Park on the eastern shore of Lake Yellowstone.

Helena was founded on October 30, 1864 and founded as a gold deposit during the Montana gold rush. Helena would become a rich city, where until 1888 about 50 millionaires lived. To survive the hardships of gold mining, a number of small mining towns were founded, such as Bannack, Bozeman and Helena, which eventually made Helena the capital of Montana and one of the largest cities in the United States.

In just a few years, several hundred shops have opened in Helena and more than 3,000 people have called Helena home. Just a few years after the gold rush began in 1864, Helena was home to a population of about 3,000 people, and within a year of its founding, it was overtaken by the city of Bozeman, Montana, then the largest city in the United States.

By the end of the 19th century, Helena had more millionaires than any other city in the world. In 1888, Helena, Montana, had about 50 millionaires, which was more than any other city in the world, and Helena had a population of about 3,000, more than twice Bozeman's. These included the Cathedral of Saint Helena (completed in 1908 for the local Roman Catholic community) and the Hotel Helena (completed in 1902 for over $500,000). At the end of 1864, Helena had about 1,500 people living there, and in the 1890s about 2,200.

The terminal was visited by many dignitaries, including Averell Harriman, accompanied by John Derek and Donna Reed, who stopped by for their bid. A descendant of the sculptor contacted the Montana State Historical Society to ask if the statue of his grandfather was still in the state Capitol.

Finally, a Scotsman named John Summerville suggested pronouncing Helena as LEE - n and suggested a new name for the city: Helena, Montana (pronounced Helena - Lee - N). Finally, another Scot named John Summerville suggested the name "Helena," pronounced "LEE-n," and finally "H Helena."

Later it is said that the name Helena comes from the island of St. Helena, to which Napoleon was exiled, or that it was named after a miner's love. Since most of the miners were Minnesotans, Saint Helena in Minnesota was named after him, but dropped again shortly after.

In the history books, Helena is known as "The Four Georgians," and she was founded by mistake by four men from all over Georgia. Four men, who were searching for gold in western Montana and found nothing, came across the area, which is now called Helena.

They had been interested in placer mining in the state for several years and after they came to Montana in 1865, they continued mining. They decided to move the capital of the territory to Helena in 1875, but then Nicholson stepped forward and bought the property.

A decade later, it was acquired by the state of Montana and used as the seat of its governors from 1913 to 1959. The manor house, built in the style of Queen Anne, has a long history, having been built in 1888 by Helena, the Montana entrepreneur William Chessman, and finally becoming the official residence of the Governor of MT in 1913. During Bob Wix's tenure, in 1971, he made the decision to move to Jorgenson after seven years of college.